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Not long ago, after a session in which I celebrated Jerry Craft's #newbery win for New Kid, a teacher approached me to express her dismay over a #graphicnovel winning this award and asked me to justify my enthusiasm for the decision. She was not rude or combative, but she...
clearly thought I was wrong. I said I would be happy to discuss it with her, but I wanted to ask her a few questions first:

Me: Have you read New Kid?
Her: No.
Me: Have you read the specific criteria for the Newbery?
Her: No
Me: It sounds to me then that you're letting...
your own biases as a reader, rather than actual information, about the book or the process, guide your thinking.

To be fair, she then said that she probably needed to read the book before offering an opinion, but I was left feeling like that wouldn't happen. (Admittedly, I...
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2018: My Year of Reading. A thread that follows my reading journey from January to December. Every book I've read with a 280 character review. Tagged a few folks who influence the shape of my literary life šŸ“š #THEBOOKCHAT #DisruptTexts #TeachLivingPoets šŸ“š
1. Never Let Me Go; Kazuo Ishiguro: A supremely crafted narrative begins unassumingly, but quickly reveals a different notion of childhood innocence and coming of age. The conversational tone fooled me into thinking I was walking into a world I understood. Nobel worthy.
2. We Should All Be Feminists; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: As an author who breathes eloquence, Adichie doesn't disappoint. This short book/long essay is insightful and logical and human. If we want to raise boys without the toxic masculinity, this is on the required reading list.
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